With the world as crazy as it has been, I expect the holiday season to be pretty much the same. Keeping this in mind, we have decided to republish our holiday tips for having a safe and sober holiday season.
Beginning with the advent of synthetic marijuana, artificial narcotics have been steadily growing in popularity over the last decade. These drugs can be referred to as any number of street names, such as “spice” or “legal.
In the United States, drug abuse has been a problem at least since alcoholic spirits have existed, probably longer. As societal pressures in the modern era continue to grow, so does addictive behavior in an alarming number of people.
"When I got sober, I thought giving up (alcohol) was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That’s when the sparkle started for me." - Mary Karr This quote is by an American poet who became sober and struggled with finding ways to keep occupied.
I never thought, ’Oh that’s what I want, to live my life always worrying about the next fix’. It turned out that way when heroin became my best friend. We met, and instantly got along; a soulmate if you will.
I Was Running From My Problems When I first arrived at Narconon, my life, and every part of it was in disarray. I was an emotional wreck. I was never in the present moment; always stuck in past moments that happened in my life.
Have you ever been incarcerated repeatedly for the same drug charge or know someone who has?
Forgiveness is essential for your loved one to remain sober. They will need forgiveness from two places. First, they will have to forgive themselves for the harm they have done. This will be extremely hard and likely one of the contributing factors to continued abuse—they have decided they would never forgive themselves.
The brain of a cocaine addict goes through a change which is not always reversible.
Our facility provides a holistic approach to helping a person using drugs or alcohol since the physical damage of addiction has several variables to address. A holistic approach to this can address both the physical and the mental aspects.